With the privileged opportunities that are afforded him by dint of working as an international flight attendant you might expect Redgannet’s year list to run into the thousands. His schedules are likely to include 6 continents over the 12 month, with his published roster for January alone including 4 of them.

In truth, taking part in the Year List section, will simply reveal the true extent of the lazy incompetence that he has been working so hard to conceal, but which so many of us already suspect. In keeping with his natural inertia, he has not set targets or made predictions, but intends to just log the birds seen during his torpid meanderings. If he even manages that it will be a surprise!

His non-competitiveness is probably due to lack of ambition, but he does harbour a secret, unspoken goal to finish just ahead of Greg.

Redgannet has refused to be tied to a recognised taxonomy and will, like as not, pick and choose depending on which body gives species status to disputed splits.

To further disguise the economy of his efforts, he will only enter birds seen while on trips completed by public transport or his own energies. He prefers this mode of getting around, but it’s the value for money rather than the green principle that motivates his apparent eco-awareness.

November has been a very productive month. Trips to Brazil and Argentina added 82 species to the list bringing the total to 629


Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) 660

Greater Scaup [sp] (Aythya marila)

Clark’s Grebe [sp] (Aechmophorus clarkii)

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)

Surfbird (Aphriza virgata)

Western Meadowlark [sp] (Sturnella neglecta)

Northern Harrier [sp] (Circus cyaneus)

Eared Grebe [sp] (Podiceps nigricollis)

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 650

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

Common Goldeneye [sp] (Bucephala clangula)

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Common Eider [sp] (Somateria mollissima)

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

Brant [sp] (Branta bernicla)


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Yellow-throated Warbler [sp] (Setophaga dominica) 642

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

Blue-headed Vireo [sp] (Vireo solitarius)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)


Blue-and-yellow Tanager [sp] (Thraupis bonariensis) 638

Rufescent Tiger-heron [sp] (Tigrisoma lineatum)

Silver Teal [sp] (Anas versicolor)

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet [sp] (Brotogeris chiriri)

Solitary Black Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)

Checkered Woodpecker [sp] (Veniliornis mixtus)

Grayish Saltator [sp] (Saltator coerulescens)

Golden-crowned Warbler [sp] (Basileuterus culicivorus)

Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)



 White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolour)

Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica)

Brant [sp] (Branta bernicla)

Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)

 Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)

Brazilian Teal [sp] (Amazonetta brasiliensis)

Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)

Pacific Black Duck [sp] (Anas superciliosa)

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Silver Teal [sp] (Anas versicolor)

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

Common Teal [sp] (Anas crecca)

Yellow-billed Teal [sp] (Anas flavirostris)

Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)

Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)

Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

White-eyed Duck (Aythya australis)

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Harlequin Duck [sp] (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Common Eider [sp] (Somateria mollissima)

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)

Common Goldeneye [sp] (Bucephala clangula)

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Goosander [sp] (Mergus merganser)

Ruddy Duck [sp] (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Australian Brush-turkey [sp] (Alectura lathami)

California Quail [sp] (Callipepla californica)

Brown Quail [sp] (Coturnix ypsilophora)

Common Pheasant (Phansius colchicus)

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

Australasian Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)

Pied-billed Grebe [sp] (Podilymbus podiceps)

Horned Grebe [sp] (Podiceps auritus)

Red-necked Grebe [sp] (Podiceps grisegena)

Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)

Western Grebe [sp] (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

Neotropic Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

Double-crested Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Pelagic Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Pied Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax varius)

Little Pied Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)

Anhinga [sp] (Anhinga anhinga)

Darter [sp] (Anhinga melanogaster)

Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Brown Pelican [sp] (Pelecanus occidentalis)

Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)

Rufescent Tiger-heron [sp] (Tigrisoma lineatum)

Great Blue Heron [sp] (Ardea herodias)

Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)

Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)

Purple Heron [sp] (Ardea purpurea)

Great Egret [sp] (Ardea alba)

Intermediate Egret [sp] (Mesophoyx intermedia)

White-faced Heron [sp] (Egretta novaehollandiae)

Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)

Western Reef-heron [sp] (Egretta gularis)

Snowy Egret [sp] (Egretta thula)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Tricolored Heron [sp] (Egretta tricolor)

Cattle Egret [sp] (Bubulcus ibis)

Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus)

Javan Pond-heron [sp] (Ardeola speciosa)

Green Heron [sp] (Butorides virescens)

Striated Heron [sp] (Butorides striata)

Black-crowned Night Heron [sp] (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Rufous Night-heron [sp] (Nycticorax caledonicus)

Yellow-crowned Night Heron [sp] (Nyctanassa violacea)

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Australian White Ibis [sp] (Threskiornis molucca)

Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor)

Black Vulture [sp] (Coragyps atratus)

Turkey Vulture [sp] (Cathartes aura)

Osprey [sp] (Pandion haliaetus)

Black Baza [sp] (Aviceda leuphotes)

Australian Kite (Elanus axillaris)

White-tailed Kite [sp] (Elanus leucurus)

Snail Kite [sp] (Rostrhamus sociabilis)

Red Kite [sp] (Milvus milvus)

Black Kite [sp] (Milvus migrans)

Brahminy Kite [sp] (Haliastur indus)

White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

Bald Eagle [sp] (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Gray-headed Fish-eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)

Eastern Marsh Harrier [sp] (Circus spilonotus)

Crested Goshawk [sp] (Accipiter trivirgatus)

Brown Goshawk [sp] (Accipiter fasciatus)

Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)

Sharp-shinned Hawk [sp] (Accipiter striatus)

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Roadside Hawk [sp] (Buteo magnirostris)

Red-shouldered Hawk [sp] (Buteo lineatus)

Red-tailed Hawk [sp] (Buteo jamaicensis)

Common Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)

Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)

Chimango Caracara [sp] (Milvago chimango)

Common Kestrel [sp] (Falco tinnunculus)

Australian Kestrel [sp] (Falco cenchroides)

American Kestrel [sp] (Falco sparverius)

Merlin [sp] (Falco columbarius

Peregrine Falcon [sp] (Falco peregrinus)

Buff-banded Rail [sp] (Gallirallus philippensis)

Slaty-breasted Rail [sp] (Gallirallus striatus)

Clapper Rail [sp] (Rallus longirostris

Water Rail [sp] (Rallus aquaticus)

Brown-cheeked Rail (Rallus indicus)

Gray-necked Wood-rail [sp] (Aramides cajanea)

White-breasted Waterhen [sp] (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

Purple Swamphen [sp] (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)

Common Gallinule [sp] (Gallinula galeata)

Dusky Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)

American Coot [sp] (Fulica americana)

Eurasian Thick-knee [sp] (Burhinus oedicnemus)

Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus)

Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)

Masked Lapwing [sp] (Vanellus miles)

Southern Lapwing [sp] (Vanellus chilensis)

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

European Golden Plover [sp] (Pluvialis apricaria)

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

Lesser Sand Plover [sp] (Charadrius mongolus)

Greater Sand-plover [sp] (Charadrius leschenaultii)

Kentish Plover [sp] (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Wilson’s Plover [sp] (Charadrius wilsonia)

Ringed Plover [sp] (Charadrius hiaticula)

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Little Plover [sp] (Charadrius dubius)

Killdeer [sp] (Charadrius vociferus)

Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)

Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)

American Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus palliatus)

Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Pied Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)

Black-necked Stilt  (Himantopus mexicanus)

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Wattled Jacana [sp] (Jacana jacana)

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Common Redshank [sp] (Tringa totanus)

Whimbrel [sp] (Numenius phaeopus)

Long-billed Curlew [sp] (Numenius americanus)

Black-tailed Godwit [sp] (Limosa limosa)

Marbled Godwit [sp] (Limosa fedoa)

Ruddy Turnstone [sp] (Arenaria interpres)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Short-billed Dowitcher [sp] (Limnodromus griseus)

Common Snipe [sp] (Gallinago gallinago)

Greater Painted-Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)

Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei)

Silver Gull [sp] (Larus novaehollandiae)

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

Laughing Gull [sp] (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Heermann’s Gull (Larus heermanni)

Mew Gull [sp] (Larus canus)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Western Gull [sp] (Larus occidentalis)

California Gull [sp] (Larus californicus)

Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)

Caspian Gull [sp] (Larus cachinnans)

Thayer’s Gull (Larus thayeri)

Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)

Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Little Tern [sp] (Sternula albifrons)

Least Tern [sp] (Sternula antillarum)

Gull-billed Tern [sp] (Gelochelidon nilotica)

Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

Whiskered Tern [sp] (Chlidonias hybrida)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa)

Royal Tern [sp] (Thalasseus maximus)

Sandwich Tern [sp] (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

Black Skimmer [sp] (Rynchops niger)

Common Murre [sp] (Uria aalge)

Pigeon Guillemot [sp] (Cepphus columba)

Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata)

Stock Dove [sp] (Columba oenas)

Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)

Picazuro Pigeon [sp] (Patagioenas picazuro)

Spot-winged Pigeon [sp] (Patagioenas maculosa)

White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala)

European Turtle-dove [sp] (Streptopelia turtur)

Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)

Red Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia tranquebarica)

Spotted Dove [sp] (Streptopelia chinensis)

Laughing Dove [sp] (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Crested Pigeon [sp] (Geophaps lophotes)

Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)

Peaceful Dove [sp] (Geopelia placida)

Bar-shouldered Dove [sp] (Geopelia humeralis)

White-winged Dove [sp] (Zenaida asiatica)

Eared Dove [sp] (Zenaida auriculata)

Mourning Dove [sp] (Zenaida macroura)

Common Ground-dove [sp] (Columbina passerina)

Ruddy Ground-dove [sp] (Columbina talpacoti)

Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)

Galah [sp] (Eolophus roseicapilla)

Little Corella [sp] (Cacatua sanguinea)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo [sp] (Cacatua galerita)

Rainbow Lorikeet [sp] (Trichoglossus haematodus)

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)

Pale-headed Rosella [sp] (Platycercus adscitus)

Blue-rumped Parrot [sp] (Psittinus cyanurus)

Australian King-parrot [sp] (Alisterus scapularis)

Alexandrine Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula eupatria)

Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri)

Long-tailed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula longicauda)

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus)

Nanday Parakeet (Nandayus nenday)

Maroon-bellied Parakeet [sp] (Pyrrhura frontalis)

Monk Parakeet [sp] (Myiopsitta monachus)

Red-shouldered Macaw [sp] (Diopsittaca nobilis)

Plain Parakeet (Brotogeris tirica)

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet [sp] (Brotogeris chiriri)

Plaintive Cuckoo [sp] (Cacomantis merulinus)

Asian Koel [sp] (Eudynamys scolopaceus)

Pheasant Coucal [sp] (Centropus phasianinus)

Greater Coucal [sp] (Centropus sinensis)

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

Barn Owl [sp] (Tyto alba)

Eastern Screech Owl [sp] (Megascops asio)

Little Owl [sp] (Athene noctua)

Spotted Wood Owl [sp] (Strix seloputo)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Tawny Frogmouth [sp] (Podargus strigoides)

Common Nighthawk [sp] (Chordeiles minor)

Chuck-will’s-Widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis)

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)

German’s Swiftlet [sp] (Aerodramus germani)

Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)

Pallid Swift [sp] (Apus pallidus)

House Swift [sp] (Apus nipalensis)

Asian Palm-swift [sp] (Cypsiurus balasiensis)

Gray-rumped Treeswift [sp] (Hemiprocne longipennis)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Allen’s Hummingbird [sp] (Selasphorus sasin)

Glittering-bellied Emerald [sp] (Chlorostilbon aureoventris)

Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird [sp] (Eupetomena macroura)

Sapphire-spangled Emerald [sp] (Amazilia lactea)

Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)

Laughing Kookaburra [sp] (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Stork-billed Kingfisher [sp] (Pelargopsis capensis)

White-throated Kingfisher [sp] (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata)

Collared Kingfisher [sp] (Todiramphus chloris)

Sacred Kingfisher [sp] (Todiramphus sanctus)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)

Green Kingfisher [sp] (Chloroceryle americana)

Green Bee-eater [sp] (Merops orientalis)

Blue-throated Bee-eater [sp] (Merops viridis)

Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

Indian Roller [sp] (Coracias benghalensis)

Dollarbird [sp] (Eurystomus orientalis)

Eurasian Hoopoe [sp] (Upupa epops)

White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis)

Coppersmith Barbet [sp] (Megalaima haemacephala)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Red-breasted Sapsucker [sp] (Sphyrapicus ruber)

Brown-capped Woodpecker [sp] (Dendrocopos moluccensis)

Great Spotted Woodpecker [sp] (Dendrocopos major)

Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus)

Downy Woodpecker [sp] (Picoides pubescens)

Hairy Woodpecker [sp] (Picoides villosus)

White-spotted Woodpecker (Veniliornis spilogaster)

Checkered Woodpecker [sp] (Veniliornis mixtus)

Green-barred Woodpecker [sp] (Colaptes melanochloros)

Northern Flicker [sp] (Colaptes auratus)

Campo Flicker [sp] (Colaptes campestris)

Pileated Woodpecker [sp] (Dryocopus pileatus)

Banded Woodpecker [sp] (Picus mineaceus)

Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus)

Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)

Common Flameback [sp] (Dinopium javanense)

Mangrove Pitta (Pitta megarhyncha)

Rufous Hornero [sp] (Furnarius rufus)

Spix’s Spinetail (Synallaxis spixi)

Yellow-chinned Spinetail [sp] (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper [sp] (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)

Crested Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx sclateri)

Yellow-bellied Elaenia [sp] (Elaenia flavogaster)

Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)

Bran-colored Flycatcher [sp] (Myiophobus fasciatus)

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)

Black Phoebe [sp] (Sayornis nigricans)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Spectacled Tyrant [sp] (Hymenops perspicillatus)

Yellow-browed Tyrant (Satrapa icterophrys)

Masked Water-tyrant [sp] (Fluvicola nengeta)

Cattle Tyrant [sp] (Machetornis rixosa)

Great Kiskadee [sp] (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Rusty-margined Flycatcher [sp] (Myiozetetes cayanensis)

Streaked Flycatcher [sp] (Myiodynastes maculatus)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Tropical Kingbird [sp] (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher [sp] (Tyrannus savana)

Satin Bowerbird [sp] (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

Red-backed Fairywren [sp] (Malurus melanocephalus)

Superb Fairywren [sp] (Malurus cyaneus)

Variegated Fairywren [sp] (Malurus lamberti)

Lewin’s Honeyeater [sp] (Meliphaga lewinii)

Yellow-faced Honeyeater [sp] (Lichenostomus chrysops)

White-plumed Honeyeater [sp] (Lichenostomus penicillatus)

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Noisy Miner [sp] (Manorina melanocephala)

Brown Honeyeater [sp] (Lichmera indistincta)

Blue-faced Honeyeater [sp] (Entomyzon cyanotis)

Spotted Pardalote [sp] (Pardalotus punctatus)

Striated Pardalote [sp] (Pardalotus striatus)

Yellow-throated Scrubwren [sp] (Sericornis citreogularis)

White-browed Scrubwren [sp] (Sericornis frontalis)

Yellow Thornbill [sp] (Acanthiza nana)

Brown Gerygone [sp] (Gerygone mouki)

Eastern Whipbird [sp] (Psophodes olivaceus)

Gray Butcherbird [sp] (Cracticus torquatus)

Pied Butcherbird [sp] (Cracticus nigrogularis)

Australasian Magpie [sp] (Gymnorhina tibicen)

Pied Currawong [sp] (Strepera graculina)

Common Iora [sp] (Aegithina tiphia)

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike [sp] (Coracina novaehollandiae)

Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike [sp] (Coracina melaschistos)

Pied Triller [sp] (Lalage nigra)

Ashy Minivet [sp] (Pericrocotus divaricatus)

Scarlet Minivet [sp] (Pericrocotus flammeus)

Grey-chinned Minivet [sp] (Pericrocotus solaris)

Golden Whistler [sp] (Pachycephala pectoralis)

Rufous Whistler [sp] (Pachycephala rufiventris)

Gray Shrike-thrush [sp] (Colluricincla harmonica)

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Long-tailed Shrike [sp] (Lanius schach)

Southern Gray Shrike [sp] (Lanius meridionalis)

Lesser Gray Shrike (Lanius minor)

Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

White-eyed Vireo [sp] (Vireo griseus)

Blue-headed Vireo [sp] (Vireo solitarius)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

Warbling Vireo [sp] (Vireo gilvus)

Red-eyed Vireo [sp] (Vireo olivaceus)

Rufous-browed Peppershrike [sp] (Cyclarhis gujanensis)

Black-naped Oriole [sp] (Oriolus chinensis)

Australasian Figbird [sp] (Sphecotheres vieilloti)

Black Drongo [sp] (Dicrurus macrocercus)

Hair-crested Drongo [sp] (Dicrurus hottentottus)

Spangled Drongo [sp] (Dicrurus bracteatus)

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo [sp] (Dicrurus paradiseus)

Pied Fantail [sp] (Rhipidura javanica)

Willie-wagtail [sp] (Rhipidura leucophrys)

Gray Fantail [sp] (Rhipidura albiscapa)

Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)

Plush-crested Jay [sp] (Cyanocorax chrysops)

Blue Jay [sp] (Cyanocitta cristata)

Steller’s Jay [sp] (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Western Scrub-jay [sp] (Aphelocoma californica)

Eurasian Jay [sp] (Garrulus glandarius)

Azure-winged Magpie [sp] (Cyanopica cyana)

Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)

Blue Magpie [sp] (Urocissa erythrorhyncha)

Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)

Eurasian Jackdaw [sp] (Corvus monedula)

House Crow [sp] (Corvus splendens)

American Crow [sp] (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus)

Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)

Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)

Hooded Crow [sp] (Corvus cornix)

Large-billed Crow [sp] (Corvus macrorhynchos)

Torresian Crow [sp] (Corvus orru)

Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides)

Collared Crow (Corvus torquatus)

Brown-necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis)

Common Raven [sp] (Corvus corax)

Pale-yellow Robin [sp] (Tregellasia capito)

Eastern Yellow Robin [sp] (Eopsaltria australis)

Greater Hoopoe-lark [sp] (Alaemon alaudipes)

Black-crowned Sparrow-lark [sp] (Eremopterix nigriceps)

Bar-tailed Lark [sp] (Ammomanes cinctura)

Crested Lark [sp] (Galerida cristata)

Eurasian Skylark [sp] (Alauda arvensis)

Blue-and-white Swallow [sp] (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow [sp] (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

Brown-chested Martin [sp] (Progne tapera)

Gray-breasted Martin [sp] (Progne chalybea)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)

Violet-green Swallow [sp] (Tachycineta thalassina)

Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)

Welcome Swallow [sp] (Hirundo neoxena)

Pacific Swallow [sp] (Hirundo tahitica)

Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)

Cliff Swallow [sp] (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Common House-martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)

Carolina Chickadee [sp] (Poecile carolinensis)

Black-capped Chickadee [sp] (Poecile atricapilla)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee [sp] (Poecile rufescens)

Great Tit [sp] (Parus major)

Yellow-cheeked Tit [sp] (Parus spilonotus)

Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Tufted Titmouse [sp] (Baeolophus bicolor)

Chinese Penduline-tit (Remiz consobrinus)

Long-tailed Tit [sp] (Aegithalos caudatus)

Bushtit [sp] (Psaltriparus minimus)

Eurasian Nuthatch [sp] (Sitta europaea)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch [sp] (Sitta carolinensis)

Pygmy Nuthatch [sp] (Sitta pygmaea)

Eurasian Treecreeper [sp] (Certhia familiaris)

Brown Creeper [sp] (Certhia americana)

Carolina Wren [sp] (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Bewick’s Wren [sp] (Thryomanes bewickii)

House Wren [sp] (Troglodytes aedon)

Northern Wren [sp] (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Pacific Wren [sp] (Troglodytes pacificus)

Winter Wren [sp] (Troglodytes hiemalis)

Marsh Wren [sp] (Cistothorus palustris)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher [sp] (Polioptila caerulea)

Masked Gnatcatcher [sp] (Polioptila dumicola)

Red-vented Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus cafer)

Red-whiskered Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus jocosus)

Light-vented Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus sinensis)

Common Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus barbatus)

White-spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos)

White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)

Sooty-headed Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus aurigaster)

Yellow-vented Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus goiavier)

Streak-eared Bulbul [sp] (Pycnonotus blanfordi)

Chestnut Bulbul [sp] (Hemixos castanonotus)

Mountain Bulbul [sp] (Ixos mcclellandii)

Golden-crowned Kinglet [sp] (Regulus satrapa)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet [sp] (Regulus calendula)

Goldcrest [sp] (Regulus regulus)

Willow Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Common Chiffchaff [sp] (Phylloscopus collybita)

Dusky Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

Arctic Warbler [sp] (Phylloscopus borealis)

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler [sp] (Hippolais pallida)

Eurasian Reed-warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Australian Reed-warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus australis)

Tawny Grassbird [sp] (Megalurus timoriensis)

Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

Golden-headed Cisticola [sp] (Cisticola exilis)

Common Tailorbird [sp] (Orthotomus sutorius)

Ashy Tailorbird [sp] (Orthotomus ruficeps)

Graceful Prinia [sp] (Prinia gracilis)

Yellow-bellied Prinia [sp] (Prinia flaviventris)

Plain Prinia [sp] (Prinia inornata)

Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)

Greater Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)

Japanese White-eye [sp] (Zosterops japonicus)

Silver-eye [sp] (Zosterops lateralis)

Masked Laughingthrush (Garrulax perspicillatus)

Yellow-billed Babbler [sp] (Turdoides affinis)

Pin-striped Tit-babbler [sp] (Macronous gularis)

Spotted Flycatcher [sp] (Muscicapa striata)

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)

Oriental Magpie-robin [sp] (Copsychus saularis)

European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

Common Stonechat [sp] (Saxicola torquatus)

Eastern Bluebird [sp] (Sialia sialis)

Western Bluebird [sp] (Sialia mexicana)

Swainson’s Thrush [sp] (Catharus ustulatus)

Hermit Thrush [sp] (Catharus guttatus)

Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)

Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)

Song Thrush [sp] (Turdus philomelos)

Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)

Rufous-bellied Thrush [sp] (Turdus rufiventris)

Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus)

American Robin [sp] (Turdus migratorius)

Varied Thrush [sp] (Ixoreus naevius)

Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Northern Mockingbird [sp] (Mimus polyglottos)

Chalk-browed Mockingbird [sp] (Mimus saturninus)

Asian Glossy Starling [sp] (Aplonis panayensis)

Common Hill Myna [sp] (Gracula religiosa)

Great Myna (Acridotheres grandis)

Crested Myna [sp] (Acridotheres cristatellus)

Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)

Common Myna [sp] (Acridotheres tristis)

Black-collared Starling (Gracupica nigricollis)

Asian Pied Starling [sp] (Gracupica contra)

White-shouldered Starling (Sturnia sinensis)

Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)

Orange-bellied Leafbird [sp] (Chloropsis hardwickii)

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker [sp] (Dicaeum trigonostigma)

Mistletoebird [sp] (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker [sp] (Dicaeum cruentatum)

Plain-throated Sunbird [sp] (Anthreptes malacensis)

Van Hasselt’s Sunbird [sp] (Leptocoma brasiliana)

Palestine Sunbird [sp] (Cinnyris osea)

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)

Olive-backed Sunbird [sp] (Cinnyris jugularis)

Fork-tailed Sunbird [sp] (Aethopyga christinae)

Crimson Sunbird [sp] (Aethopyga siparaja)

Dunnock [sp] (Prunella modularis)

Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)

White Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla alba)

Yellow Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla flava)

Australasian Pipit [sp] (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Paddyfield Pipit [sp] (Anthus (richardi) rufulus)

Olive-backed Pipit [sp] (Anthus hodgsoni)

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)

Cedar Waxwing [sp] (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Ovenbird [sp] (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Orange-crowned Warbler [sp] (Oreothlypis celata)

Nashville Warbler [sp] (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)

Masked Yellowthroat [sp] (Geothlypis aequinoctialis)

Common Yellowthroat [sp] (Geothlypis trichas)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)

Yellow Warbler [sp] (Setophaga petechia)

Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata)

Black-throated Blue Warbler [sp] (Dendroica caerulescens)

Palm Warbler [sp] (Setophaga palmarum)

Pine Warbler [sp] (Dendroica pinus)

Yellow-rumped Warbler [sp] (Dendroica coronata)

Yellow-throated Warbler [sp] (Setophaga dominica)

Prairie Warbler [sp] (Dendroica discolor)


Townsend’s Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)

Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis)

Black-throated Green Warbler [sp] (Dendroica virens)

Golden-crowned Warbler [sp] (Basileuterus culicivorus)

Wilson’s Warbler [sp] (Cardellina pusilla)

Bananaquit [sp] (Coereba flaveola)

Orange-headed Tanager [sp] (Thlypopsis sordida)

Chestnut-vented Conebill [sp] (Conirostrum speciosum)

Ruby-crowned Tanager (Tachyphonus coronatus)

White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus)

Brazilian Tanager [sp] (Ramphocelus bresilius)

Sayaca Tanager [sp] (Thraupis sayaca)

Blue-and-yellow Tanager [sp] (Thraupis bonariensis)

Grayish Saltator [sp] (Saltator coerulescens)

Golden-billed Saltator [sp] (Saltator aurantiirostris)

Black-and-rufous Warbling-finch [sp] (Poospiza nigrorufa)

Double-collared Seedeater [sp] (Sporophila caerulescens)

Saffron Finch [sp] (Sicalis flaveola)

Grassland Yellow-finch [sp] (Sicalis luteola)

Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)

Spotted Towhee [sp] (Pipilo maculatus)

California Towhee [sp] (Pipilo crissalis)

Chipping Sparrow [sp] (Spizella passerina)

Field Sparrow [sp] (Spizella pusilla)

Savannah Sparrow [sp] (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Grassland Sparrow [sp] (Ammodramus humeralis)

Fox Sparow (Passerella iliaca)

Song Sparrow [sp] (Melospiza melodia)

Swamp Sparrow [sp] (Melospiza georgiana)

Rufous-collared Sparrow [sp] (Zonotrichia capensis)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

White-crowned Sparrow [sp] (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Dark-eyed Junco [sp] (Junco hyemalis)

Black-faced Bunting [sp] (Emberiza spodocephala)

Summer Tanager [sp] (Piranga rubra)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Northern Cardinal [sp] (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Red-winged Blackbird [sp] (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Common Grackle [sp] (Quiscalus quiscula)

Boat-tailed Grackle [sp] (Quiscalus major)

Great-tailed Grackle [sp] (Quiscalus mexicanus)

Epaulet Oriole [sp] (Icterus cayanensis)

Unicolored Blackbird [sp] (Agelasticus cyanopus)

Yellow-winged Blackbird [sp] (Agelasticus thilius)

Chestnut-capped Blackbird [sp] (Chrysomus ruficapillus)

Bay-winged Cowbird [sp] (Agelaioides badius)

Shiny Cowbird [sp] (Molothrus bonariensis)

Brown-headed Cowbird [sp] (Molothrus ater)

Orchard Oriole [sp] (Icterus spurius)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Solitary Black Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)

Chaffinch [sp] (Fringilla coelebs)

House Finch [sp] (Carpodacus mexicanus)

European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)

Oriental Greenfinch [sp] (Chloris sinica)

Pine Siskin [sp] (Carduelis pinus)

Lesser Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis psaltria)

American Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis tristis)

Hooded Siskin [sp] (Spinus magellanicus)

European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)

Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)

House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)

Cape Verde Sparrow (Passer iagoensis)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow [sp] (Passer montanus)

Red-browed Firetail [sp] (Neochmia temporalis)

Double-barred Finch [sp] (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

Nutmeg Mannikin [sp] (Lonchura punctulata)

White-rumped Munia [sp] (Lonchura striata)

Chestnut-breasted Munia [sp] (Lonchura castaneothorax)

Sept 30th 2012



Written by Redgannet
Redgannet worked for more than 35 years as a flight attendant for an international airline. He came to birding late in his career but, considering the distractions, doesn't regret the missed opportunities. He was paid to visit six continents and took full advantage of the chance to bird the world. He adopted the nom de blog, Redgannet, to avoid remonstrations from his overbearing employer, but secretly hoped that the air of mystery would make him more attractive to women. Now grounded, he is looking forward to seeing the seasons turn from a fixed point.